Friday, September 29, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Stereo Argento, Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse, Suspiria 4K Restoration

Looks like it's going to be a super packed, eventful weekend, and we won't be able to go to any of it... So you guys must go in our stead! 

Tonight the horror movie infused Italio dance party drag show, Stereo Argento, will be at the Stud! And if you still need to be sold on it, check out our interview with co-creator and co-host, Meredeath.
After that, Fantastic Fest will get you through the rest of the weekend. The Alamo Drafthouse has movies lined up today through Sunday ranging in genre and style. And you can follow that up with the double features playing at the Castro.

Happy watching!

Fantastic Fest

Friday 29th @ 12:30pm (1hr 47min)
Biography/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America's most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Disney Channel's Ross Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser, "Mad Men"), and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Alex Wolff, "Patriots Day"). But this camaraderie can't mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Jeff spirals further out of control, inching ever closer to madness.

Friday 29th @ 3:30pm (1hr 28min)
Documentary/ Horror (IMDB)
Haunters: The Art Of The Scare is a heart-warming and heart-stopping documentary about how family-friendly haunted houses for Halloween have spawned a growing subculture of extreme horror simulations. What kind of person dedicates their life to turning other people's nightmares into reality, and how far is too far? Explore the rise of terror as entertainment, by going behind-the-screams and into the lives of Shar Mayer, legendary scare actor, Donald Julson, a traditional boo-scare maze designer, and the infamous Russ McKamey, as he creates the most controversial full-contact haunt of all time... in his own backyard. Also featuring John Murdy (Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights), Jon Braver (Delusion), Josh Randall (Blackout), Eric Lowther (Haunted Overload), Bruce Stanton (Reign of Terror), Sylvia & Jen Soska (American Mary & GSN's HELLEVATOR), Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare) and many more talented artists.

AGFA & Something Weird Present

Friday 29th @ 9:45pm (1hr 20min)
Sexploitation/ Comedy
A couple hire a detective to locate their missing daughter. He finds her in a "house of ill-repute."

Saturday 30th @ 12:30pm (1hr 42min)
Horror (IMDB)
HAGAZUSSA follows a young goatherd living alone in a mountain hut and intuiting a dark presence in the oppressive woods that surround her. As she grapples with uncertainty, so does the audience. Are these nightmarish visions the product of a deluded mind or a supernatural force of evil?

Saturday 30th @ 3:30pm (1hr 26min)
Horror (IMDB)
A caring mother loses her sanity, setting off a chain of events resulting in tragedy and murder. The story of Casey Pollack unfolds from two very different perspectives when one night in the woods culminates in absolute terror.

Saturday 30th @ 7pm (1hr 33min)
Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant (Lola Kirke - MISTRESS AMERICA, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, GONE GIRL) and her Hollywood starlet boss (Zoƫ Kravitz - MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, DIVERGENT). As the assistant travels across Los Angeles to unravel the mystery, she must stay one step ahead of a determined policeman (John Cho - STAR TREK, HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE) and confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.


Saturday 30th @ 10:15pm (1hr 32min)
Drama/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
"A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders."

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Sunday October 1st @ 7pm (2hrs 12min)
Action/ Crime/ Thriller (Rotten Tomatoes)
A former boxer named Bradley loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to expire. At this crossroads in his life, he feels that he has no better option than to work for an old buddy as a drug courier. This improves his situation until the terrible day that he finds himself in a gunfight between a group of police officers and his own ruthless allies. When the smoke clears, Bradley is badly hurt and thrown in prison, where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence that turn the place into a savage battleground. From the director of Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99 stars Vince Vaughn (Hacksaw Ridge), Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter"), Udo Kier (Blade) and Don Johnson ("Miami Vice").

Vertigo (1958)
Friday 29th @ 7pm (2hrs 9min)
Mystery/ Romance/ Thriller (IMDB)
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.


Body Parts (1991)
Friday 29th @ 5:10pm & 9:25pm (1hr 28min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
After receiving a new arm in a transplant operation, a psychiatrist suddenly grows increasingly violent. He realizes that he has been partly possessed by his arm's previous owner, a psychotic killer. This gory chiller follows the psychiatrist's struggle to regain control of his own body before he kills again.

Vertigo (1958)
Saturday 30th @ 2:15pm & 7pm (2hrs 9min)
Mystery/ Romance/ Thriller (IMDB)
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.


Diabolique (1955)
Saturday 30th @ 4:40pm & 9:25pm (1hr 56min)
Crime/ Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
The greatest film that Alfred Hitchcock never made, Henri-Georges Clouzot's Diabolique is set in a provincial boarding school run by headmaster Michel Delasalle (Paul Meurisse). A ruthless lothario, he becomes the target of a murder plot concocted by his long-suffering invalid wife Christina (Vera Clouzot, the director's own spouse) and his latest mistress, an icy teacher played by Simone Signoret. A dark, dank thriller with a much-imitated "shock" ending, Diabolique is a masterpiece of Grand Guignol suspense. The simple murder plot goes haywire, and Michel's corpse disappears, prompting strange rumors of his reappearance which grow more and more substantial as the film careens wildly towards its breathless conclusion. Later remade as a greatly inferior 1996 Hollywood feature with Sharon Stone and Isabelle Adjani. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Vertigo (1958)
Sunday 1st @ 6pm & 8:30pm (2hrs 9min)
Mystery/ Romance/ Thriller (IMDB)
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Opens Friday 29th (1hr 40min)
Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
The exquisite feature film debut of visionary fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte), Woodshock is a hypnotic exploration of isolation, paranoia, and grief that exists in a dream-world all its own. Kirsten Dunst stars as Theresa, a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug. Immersive, spellbinding, and sublime, Woodshock transcends genre to become a singularly thrilling cinematic experience that marks the arrival of the Mulleavy siblings as a major new voice in film.


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